• sports July 26, 2022 3:56 pm

    Cornhole 101: The ‘Hole' Story of a Backyard Game That's Now a Professional Sport

    From its humble beginnings at barbecues and tailgates, the bean bag tossing game known as cornhole is now being played at nationally televised tournaments, and competitive leagues are popping up all over the country, including the Bay Area and Sacramento.

  • quabbin reservoir May 9, 2022 9:27 am

    The Dividing Scar: Massachusetts and the Four Lost Towns Documentary

    Boston didn’t have enough water and there was land in Western Massachusetts that was perfect for a reservoir — but 2,500 people lived there. In 1938, they had to give up everything so the state could take the land. This is the story of the Quabbin Reservoir and the people still affected by its construction.

  • quabbin reservoir May 9, 2022 9:31 am

    The Dividing Scar: Massachusetts and The Four Lost Towns

    Boston didn’t have enough water. As the population began to increase in the late 1800s-early 1900s, Massachusetts started making a series of drinking reservoirs moving further and further west into the state. By 1927, the state passed the Swift River Act, allowing them to take land in the Swift River Valley. This meant that four entire towns – Dana, Enfield,…

  • Rebound June 11, 2021 10:54 am

    Wrapping It Up: Passing on a Legacy & the Future of Kazmaleje

    Hair discrimination has existed for centuries, but recent legislation, like the 2019 CROWN Act, seeks to change that. LaToya Stirrup, co-founder of Kazmaleje, talks about how Kazmaleje is working to pass on a legacy aimed at supporting and empowering men, women and kids alike, no matter what type of hair they choose to rock.

  • Rebound June 9, 2021 1:53 pm

    Charting New Territory in a Historic Ice House

    After a year of delays amid the coronavirus pandemic, Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats finally opened its first brick and mortar location in a historic ice house in Old Town Alexandria. Owner Brandon Byrd talks about the historical significance of being one of the few Black business owners in the area, which played a prominent role in the transatlantic trade...

  • Rebound June 4, 2021 3:23 pm

    ‘As a Black Creator, I've Had to Take Whatever I Can Get'

    With increased sales in the last year, Chicago-based Lingua Nigra founder and designer Alicia Goodwin hopes to move into a bigger space and expand her team to increase jewelry production. Being a Black, female-owned business, Lingua Nigra was in high demand as a social justice movement saw many around the country seeking to elevate and support Black-owned businesses. But she...

  • Rebound June 3, 2021 5:53 pm

    ‘Trust the Process': Why Embracing Your Hair is a Journey

    Whether you have straight hair, curly hair, locs, waves, braids, a perm, or a wig, everyone’s hair journey is different. But unfortunately, the wide variety of hair types and textures isn’t always evident in mainstream media or marketing. LaToya Stirrup, co-founder of Kazmaleje, shares how the company is trying to break the mold to be inclusive of all hair types,...

  • Rebound June 2, 2021 10:27 am

    ‘You Can Never Be Prepared Fully': Goodies Clears Hurdles to Storefront Opening

    No one knows better than Brandon Byrd that running a business can be precarious: In his journey toward opening a storefront for Goodies, a frozen custard truck in the D.C. area, he’s rebounded from several setbacks. One of them being a worldwide pandemic that hit when he was preparing to remodel an old ice house for his storefront in Old...

  • Rebound June 1, 2021 4:38 pm

    When Dessert Gets Down to the Wire

    Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats, a Black-owned dessert truck in the D.C. area, is on its way to expanding its dessert empire by opening its first brick and mortar store in Old Town Alexandria. After an electrical issue delayed his grand opening, the only thing stopping owner Brandon Byrd from realizing his dream is the sign-off from a city...

  • Rebound June 1, 2021 12:38 pm

    The Year Without Photoshoots: Chicago Jeweler Forced to Get Creative with Pandemic Promotions

    Lingua Nigra largely depends on beautiful online publicity to display new and current pieces. Along with travel restrictions and travel fears, founder Alicia Goodwin found creative ways to keep her social media active and even bought an extra set of ears to help get the job done. After not being able to execute a photoshoot for new designs in...

  • Rebound May 25, 2021 1:55 pm

    Building a Brand on Vanilla Custard

    Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats, a Black-owned dessert truck in the D.C. area, created a loyal following by focusing on its signature flavor: vanilla custard. As cities begin to open back up from pandemic shutdowns, owner Brandon Byrd is hoping that loyalty follows his business to the new Goodies brick and mortar store.

  • Rebound May 24, 2021 3:33 pm

    Once Reliant on Mail to Survive Pandemic, Jewelry Business Pivots Strategy

    Lingua Nigra founder Alicia Goodwin recounts last year’s delays with the U.S. Postal Service and explains how she manages sending out orders now. As more craft shows start to open, along with new mask guidelines in place, Goodwin decides to not rely on mail shipments as much. “That’s not a possibility for me,” Goodwin said.

  • Rebound May 21, 2021 11:00 am

    Miami-Based Business Creates Hair Tools to Empower Black Women and Natural Hair

    Hair. It comes in all textures, colors, lengths, types and densities. But for Black women, the topic of hair can be complex — especially when it comes to caring for your natural locs. Enter Kazmaleje, a Miami-based business focused on creating hair tools and products for curly and kinky hair types. The business was launched by three sisters with a…

  • Digital Originals May 17, 2021 11:48 am

    Being Financially Prepared for a Divorce

    Sue O’Connell sat down with Nora Yousif, certified financial planner and certified divorce financial analyst, to talk about financial steps individuals can take before entering a marriage and when considering a divorce.

  • race for a vaccine December 13, 2021 1:46 pm

    The Race Against Mutation: How Vaccines Will Keep Up as the Coronavirus Evolves

    The COVID-19 virus changes a little bit each time it’s spread — and scientists will have to keep a close eye on how those changes affect its behavior toward vaccines.

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